|The new "library" in our entryway by day|
|And by night|
|Before (I had a bench on this wall prior to remodel)|
|Wiring is done, new outlets are in place, and the old bathroom access|
(no longer in use) is sealed over (on the R)
|"Armoire" with slide in doors|
|Bottom "hatch" for shoes|
|Repurposed chevron drawer pulls I found for|
25-cents each at the ReStore.
|View from the front vestibule as the door is opened|
|My latest thrift store find. A vintage Jasper Chair Company|
armchair for $20, in beautiful condition.
|Many of our former decorations fit well|
|A vintage wall mirror I also thrifted, $7. Didn't|
know if I liked it at first, but now I'm in love with it.
|A vintage folding camp stool I've had for over a decade|
makes a perfect occasional foot rest.
|And it stows perfectly underneath so it's not in the way|
when I'm vacuuming
|This will be my new winter reading haven.|
|View from the living room|
|I chose the north wall so the built-in would frame this beautiful original|
stained glass window. The green candle holders were thrifted for a couple
|Bits of nature on top of the built-in|
|I'm not much into knicknacks, but some of these|
pieces have been with us for ages. This is Ben's
little bronze Scottie Dog.
|Ben's bronze shoe full of Chilean|
coins from his life abroad
|We have at least one known aviator geek in the|
house. I found this wooden airplane at the
antique flea market years ago and had to get it
|Metal leaves I've had since high school.|
|Drawers and other bookcases were glad to be relieved of all the books I've|
hoarded from various used book sales around the area.
|V's egg carton caterpillar|
|There are also some labyrinth lovers in|
|Musical wooden frog, which turns out to be|
a great Montessori toy.
|Some of our "science" and "poetry" books|
including my favorite "The Gas We Pass," which
is a cherished b-day gift from a college friend.
|Gardening and more Science|
|Astronomy and large poetry books|
|Finally a comfy place for all my vintage|
field guides--I love the illustrations.
|Gardening books alongside many of the|
Heinemann Library books Ben edited when he